This paper presents a method for optimizing prostate needle biopsy, by creating a statistical atlas of the spatial distribution of prostate cancer from a large patient cohort. In order to remove inter-individual morphological variability and to determine the true variability in the spatial distribution of cancer within the prostate, an adaptive-focus deformable model (AFDM) is first used to register and normalize the prostate samples. A probabilistic method is then developed to select the prostate-biopsy strategy that the greatest chance of detecting prostate cancer. For a test set of data from 20 prostate subjects, five needle locations are adequate to detect the tumor 100% of the time. Furthermore, the results on the accuracy of deformable registration and the predictive power of our statistically optimized biopsy strategy are presented in this paper.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Computer Science Applications